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Philip Pullman

Duration:
1 hour, 28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 07 September 2013

Richard Coles and Anita Anand are joined by author, Philip Pullman, wildlife rescuer, Trevor Weeks and upcoming young actor, Sarah Gordy who was born with Downs syndrome, and her mother, Jane. Choreographer Richard Alston choses his Inheritance Tracks, there's a visit to Betty's Reading Room on Orkney, a school Bell soundscape and Geoff Baker talks about the bid to break the British record of guitars playing in unison on the beach at Lyme Regis. JP Devlin fields your calls and emails.

Producer: Dilly Barlow.

  • STUDIO GUEST :: PHILIP PULLMAN

    Philip Pullman

    Author Philip Pullman talks about his magical worlds and the inspiration for his magic words.

     

    Philip Pullman

  • WILDLIFE RESCUE :: TREVOR WEEKS

    Trevor Weeks

    Trevor Weeks runs his own ambulance rescue service and centre for sick and wounded animals and was recently awarded the MBE for his services to wildlife.

     

    East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service

  • ACTOR AND MOTHER :: SARAH AND JANE GORDY

    Sarah and Jane Gordy

    Sarah Gordy, who has appeared on TV in Upstairs Downstairs, on stage and in film, was born with Downs Syndrome. Jane, her mother says, “Sarah amazes me with her insight. She’s brilliant in some areas, hopeless at numbers but never boring”.

     

    Sarah Gordy

  • INHERITANCE TRACKS :: RICHARD ALSTON

    Richard Alston

    Choreographer Richard Alston chooses 'Sous Le Ciel De Paris' by Yves Montand and 'Lest Sexy' by Shantel. 

     

    Richard Alston Dance Company opens the Barbican Britten festival on 6 November.

  • BRITAIN’S BIGGEST EVER BAND :: GEOFF BAKER AND BEN KAPUR

    Ben Kapur

    2,700 gather on Lyme Regis beach to attempt a new record for the largest number of guitarists to play a song simultaneously - Buddy Holly's 'Rave On'. We talk to organiser Geoff Baker and the event’s lead guitarist Ben Kapur.

     

    Guitars on the Beach

     

     

  • SOUND SCULPTURE :: SCHOOL BELL

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    As September closes in, we go back to school with Janice Ireland who tells us why the sound of the hand held school bell has stayed with her.
  • TRAVEL :: BETTY'S READING ROOM

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    Jane Spiers and Craig Mollison have started a ‘reading room’ near the Tingwall ferry, Orkney, in memory of their friend Betty Prictor.

     

    More from BBC Scotland 

     

  • STUDIO PHOTO :: ANITA, TREVOR WEEKS, SARAH GORDY, RICHARD, JANE GORDY, PHILIP PULLMAN

    Studio Photo

Credits

Presenter
Richard Coles
Presenter
Anita Anand
Interviewed Guest
Philip Pullman
Interviewed Guest
Trevor Weeks
Interviewed Guest
Sarah Gordy
Interviewed Guest
Richard Alston
Interviewed Guest
Geoff Baker
Interviewed Guest
JP Devlin
Producer
Dilly Barlow

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